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National Donor Sabbath 


During National Donor Sabbath, observed annually in November, faith leaders throughout the country come together to educate their communities about the critical need for organ and tissue donation and the vital role their faith plays in making the decision to register as a donor.

Most religions support donation and view this gift as the ultimate act of charity and love. Leaders from churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship are encouraged to share information with their members and bring much-needed attention to this important cause. 

Join Us!

In celebration of National Donor Sabbath, NJ Sharing Network has partnered with Montclair Film to present the feature length drama, A Question of Faith (2017) on Saturday, November 10 to be followed by a panel discussion.  

A Question of Faith

Saturday, November 10
Film: 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Panel Discussion: 8:50pm - 9:30pm

Montclair Film
Cinema 505
505 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Angela White - Silver Lining Entertainment, Producer, A Question of Faith
Denise Peoples — Community Educator at NJ Sharing Network and double-lung transplant recipient
Patti Jackson — Mother of Donor Zoe Jackson
Pastor Hilton Rawls, Jr. – Greater Grace Church, East Orange and kidney transplant recipient

Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online at

How to get involved

Here are 5 ways you can help your faith-based community observe National Donor Sabbath: 

  • Start the Conversation Now - Let your faith-based leader know that National Donor Sabbath is approaching and you would like to share your personal experience with organ and tissue donation. You can also contact NJ Sharing Network to schedule a volunteer transplant recipient or donor family member to speak as a guest at a faith-based event. 

  • Host Donor Registration Drives - Suggest setting up a display table at your church before and after services where you can distribute literature. 

  • Share the Life-Saving Message - Suggest that your congregation include a link to on your house of worship's website and Facebook page during National Donor Sabbath in November and beyond.

  • Educate - Provide informational materials at faith services and events and include messaging in your bulletin and newsletters.

  • Share on Social Media - spread the word about National Donor Sabbath on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.  We've included images that you can use below. 

To request a speaker or additional materials, please contact E. Denise Peoples at or call 973-665-4687. 


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Additional Materials 

Printable National Donor Sabbath Flyer (8.5 x 11) 

A Question of Faith Film Screening Flyer (8.5 x11)

Faith Resources Guide
Our Faith Resources Guide contains information to share within your faith community including facts and frequently asked questions about organ and tissue donation, personal stories from faith leaders, religious views on organ donation, theological perspectives and sermon ideas.

God, Each Day You Give is Precious, A Hymn for Organ Donors and Families

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Register as an organ and tissue donor  

One donor can save 8 lives and restore health to over 75 others. Registration takes less than one minute!

1. Click here to register online now

2. iPhone Feature! Join the National Donate Life Registry using the Health app. 

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Saying “yes” is legal consent to the donation of your organs and tissue for transplantation and therapy. For those 18 years and older, your decision to donate cannot be revoked by anyone but you. 

Talk with your family about organ and tissue donation


Start Conversation 

Talea"Talea came into this world a miracle and she left the same way. My family was so happy to be able to share the gift of life through organ donation with other families."

Lakisha Bray
Mother of organ donor Talea Joy Sokes